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William Onyeabor: Fantastic Man
The brilliant William Onyeabor, the Nigerian electronic funk musician who found fame some 30 years after leaving the music business, sadly passed away on 16 January. The groundbreaking artist composed, recorded, pressed and printed nine albums from...
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Spoon: Hot Thoughts
From their upcoming LP Hot Thoughts (set for release 17 March), Spoon has just dropped the title track and it builds up—like so many of the Austin-based band's songs do—entirely effortlessly. The dance-rock track is coupled with lead singer Britt Daniels...
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Lil Buck + AirPods: Stroll
Anyone who has seen Lil Buck dance questions the artist's relationship to gravity. There's a surreal fluidity to his movement—both graceful and frenetic. To highlight the magical functionality of their recently released AirPods, Apple tapped Lil...
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Bonobo feat. Rhye: Break Apart In light of Friday's Migration album release, it's worth revisiting musician and producer Bonobo's exquisite track "Break Apart," featuring vocals by Milosh of Rhye. Its video, released last month, acts as an ideal counterpart...
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"Short Journeys" Film Series
Directed by Dutch-born Sam de Jong, a new film series entitled "Short Journeys" includes four shorts that each focus on very human relationships—with the world around us, our loved ones, and ourselves. In a first for Cadillac, these films were produced...
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Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016 On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous...
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The Avalanches feat. Freddie Gibbs: Bad Day
Australian outfit The Avalanches released their second record in 2016, following a 16-year break, and evidently they have plenty more where that came from. Recently a rough version of the group's track "Bad Day," featuring Indiana-born rapper Freddie...
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Dan Kye: Tolle
From the four-track EP Joy, Ease, Lightness, Dan Kye's "Tolle" is made for the dance floor, but is far from a vacuous, empty feeling dance track. Rather, it's deep, soulful and very funky—with just the right level of sultriness. This is pared-back...
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Premiere: Baby Alpaca's "We Belong Together"
Off of this year's vibrant, dreamy Under Water full-length album, "We Belong Together" celebrates love as only LA-based singer/songwriter/musician Baby Alpaca (aka Chris Kittrell) can convey. The thoughtful soundscapes of the track, coupled with...
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Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980
With a punk memorabilia collection that stretched 40 years, Toby Mott was the right person to dive in and pick out items from bands, designers and political groups for the new book "Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976–80." Mott shows how punk was much...
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Oisima (feat. Allysha Joy): I Will Find My Way
From his upcoming album I Will Find My Way comes Adelaide, Australia-based Oisima's jazzy "I Will Find My Way." Featuring vocals by Melbourne-based Allysha Joy, the track is super-smooth, with gently plinking keys. Rather than sounding cheesy, Oisima...
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Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings "It's a Holiday Soul Party" LP
While Sharon Jones sadly is no longer be with us, her vast repertoire of soulful tunes remains. A new limited edition pressing of her (along with the Dap Kings, of course) "It's A Holiday Soul Party," on green vinyl, offers the ideal opportunity to...
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David Bowie Portrait Plate
LA-based artist Angela Rossi turns antiquated porcelain plates and other formal dining wares and turns them into modern works of art through clever mixed-media portraits. Our favorite features David Bowie, but music fans can choose from Prince, Janis...
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Shy Luv: Pharaohs (SBTRKT Cover)
A cover of SBTRKT's 2011 track, Shy Luv's version of "Pharoahs" is a super-funky take on the dance track. With breathy falsetto, plenty of synths and a groovy bass line, it's a very danceable iteration. Shy Luv (Sam Knowles, aka Karma Kid; and Jake...
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Shy Girls: Why I Love From the new Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) album comes the track "Why I Love"—a minimal, dark tune that's balanced out with Vimar's tender vocals. This album version is very different than the acoustic version he performed at downtown...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Principals' Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough's intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey...
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Kid Cudi: Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
After being delayed earlier this year, Kid Cudi (aka Scott Mescudi) has just released his new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' and it's potentially his best yet. The 19-track record is available to stream online now, and features appearances from...
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Shy Girls: Why I Love
From the new Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) album comes the track "Why I Love"—a minimal, dark tune that's balanced out with Vimar's tender vocals. This album version is very different than the acoustic version he performed at downtown LA's The Gift Shop...
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Electric Guest: Dear To Me It's three years since Electric Guest's LP Good America was released, and now the LA-based four-piece is back with "Dear To Me." The '70s-inspired tune features HAIM on guest vocals, and it's a dreamy, synth-y treat. With...
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The-Dream: Love You to Death
With an ode to Rihanna and just a few other tracks, The-Dream's EP Love You to Death was just released and, despite the singer/songwriter's ability to perfect the pop song for others (never forget he wrote "Umbrella" and "Single Ladies"), it's all...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Musicality
The world may feel very divided this holiday season, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that music possesses a type of magical power that can unite, inspire and entertain us all. Whether punk rock or easy listening is your jam, there...
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The Grateful Dead Original Poster
The only work created by renowned psychedelic poster artist Victor Moscoso for The Grateful Dead, "Satanic Santa" celebrates the band's two-night residency at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in December 1966, just a year after the band officially formed...
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Electric Guest: Dear To Me
It's three years since Electric Guest's LP Good America was released, and now the LA-based four-piece is back with "Dear To Me." The '70s-inspired tune features HAIM on guest vocals, and it's a dreamy, synth-y treat. With sweet lyrics including "When...
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